PALO ALTO, Calif., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HackerRank, a platform that helps companies evaluate developers based on skill, announced today that Jeetu Patel, SVP of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer at cloud content management service Box, has joined its board of directors.
"Every business today is grappling with the reality that, in a world increasingly shaped by technology, they need to start thinking and operating like a software company," said Jeetu Patel, SVP of Platform and Chief Strategy Office at Box. "In this environment, no competitive advantage is more important than great software engineering talent. The opportunity for HackerRank to help companies evaluate technical skills in new ways and identify new pools of talented programmers worldwide is both massive and inspiring. I'm thrilled to join the board as HackerRank embarks on its next phase of growth."
Patel brings decades of expertise accelerating fast-growing, billion-dollar enterprise software companies in highly competitive markets. His experience scaling Box from a nascent platform to the thriving public company it is today will add significant value as HackerRank embarks on its next stage of growth.
HackerRank serves over 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of verticals, including retail, financial services, education, oil & gas, food & beverage, autonomous vehicles and more. Additionally, over two million developers worldwide use HackerRank to practice, compete and connect with jobs. The platform's global community is an estimated ten percent of the world's developer population, based on Evans Corp data.
"HackerRank is helping businesses everywhere transform into tech companies. This transition is only just beginning, and few technology leaders understand this as well as Jeetu Patel," said Vivek Ravisankar, co-founder & CEO of HackerRank. "As more and more companies embrace skills-based hiring, HackerRank is experiencing rapid growth. Patel's deep experience scaling enterprise software companies will help us realize our market opportunity."
HackerRank is a skills-based hiring platform that helps companies evaluate developers based on technical skill. The company is driving a new paradigm shift by eliminating resumes and creating opportunities for millions of programmers worldwide to connect with top companies looking for their skillset. HackerRank was founded in Palo Alto in 2012. Over 1,000 companies use the platform to build strong engineering teams, including VMware, Capital One, Quora and more. For more information, visit www.hackerrank.com/work.
About Jeetu Patel
Jeetu Patel is Senior Vice President of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer of Box. He leads the Box Platform organization, driving the strategy of the platform business and developer relations. He also oversees the corporate strategy and development organization for Box. Before joining the company, Patel was General Manager and Chief Executive of EMC's Syncplicity business unit. Prior to EMC, Patel was president of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm focused on collaboration and content management across a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing and life sciences.
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